Ann Taylor Loft – End of Summer Looks

Today I am showing you outfit looks from Ann Taylor Loft for the end of summer.  Loft has many sale styles to fit every woman – petite, regular, tall and plus.  These tops and dresses from Loft are items you can wear now. But they will be classic wardrobe pieces to carry you into Fall.  As a woman over 40, I like to be stylish and cute but comfortable in the clothes I am wearing.  How I style my clothes from Ann Taylor Loft may be different from you.  I hope my looks will give you inspiration for your visit to Loft. These outfit looks are what I feel comfortable in.  When we feel comfortable, we look confident.  And I feel like I can relax and really be myself when I am confident in what I’m wearing. feel-comfortable-confident-relaxed-in-loft-clothes

The first piece of clothing from Ann Taylor Loft is like a navy teal gray color.  You have the Fall look while not sweating to death haha.

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I wish I had gotten this; I’m keeping my eye on it.

100% polyester in the front  with the back being a knit blend that hangs nicely.  It doesn’t cling with the knit fabric.  The fit is true to size.  I love the buttons in the back-gold.  I can put my top on without having to unbutton it.  With another top and dress, I had to unbutton it before getting my head through the hole.

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Exactly the same except for the front fabric.

Pink Shell:  Made differently.  The front is a polyester blend so it is different than the other shell.  Love that it is not see through.  It’s a warm blush color.  True to size fit.  Love the detailing about the neck and arm holes.  This top has the same buttons as the navy one.  All of Loft’s shell tops have a shirttail hem that helps tucking in your shirt easier for different body types.

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See how it barely sits off the shoulder?
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Notice the flutter sleeve?

Oh my word, this off the shoulder is beautiful.  It barely comes off the shoulder.  If you are over 40 and have been on the fence about an off the shoulder shirt, this short sleeve sweater from Loft is a great choice and fit!  You need to wear pants that are higher waisted because the top hits right at the waist.  But for a special night, this would be a treat!

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Love this with a denim jacket. I like leaving the buttons undone at the wrists.

This white lace stripe halter swing dress is so dreamy.  Swiss dots line the neck and arm holes. 

I bought it in Tall Medium, and I love the fit.  Fully lined with just a bit of flow.  Love this! I do not feel like a 40 year old trying to look younger.  I feel airy and cool on a hot summer day at a picnic for about 5 minutes because we’re in Houston.

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spring-floral-halter-topThis floral sprinkle halter swing dress is beautiful and airy too.  And the regular Medium was plenty long enough for me as 5’8”.  I just didn’t want it bad enough.  I did have to unbutton this dress to fit it over my head.

 

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Gasped when I tried this on!

Ya know that feeling when you immediately gasp when you see a top you love?  This floral smock shell is my favorite purchase from Ann Taylor Loft this summer.  The fit is great.  If you have a tummy, this baby doll style will be flattering on you.  Love this color, and I think it will look great with jeans, navy and army green pants.  This is fully lined and would also be a great work outfit piece for your wardrobe. pink-shell-from-ann-taylor-loft

Loft has upped their quality in the last 2 years, and I’m loving how they have lined their tops and dresses.

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LOVE this dress with coral and blush loafers.

Loved this dress, but I was worried I wouldn’t wear it enough.  I am keeping this sun dress because you can style it with a coral or blush cardigan. I wore it with my blush loafers.  Can you see the mint and blush? Again, because I live in the south I paired it with a jean jacket and boots. It’s long enough of a dress for me to feel comfortable in the summer and in Fall.

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Great dress for Summer and Fall.

I really like Loft’s denim because they make a curvy skinny which works well with my body type.  I tried on 9 pairs at Madewell yesterday, and none of them looked or fit correctly for me.  I also tried on some expensive ones at Nordstrom and did not bring home any of them.  Finding good jeans is like shopping for a bathing suit, right?

Thank you Ann Taylor Loft for lined tops and dresses, making them not see-through!

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Six of the Best Books for Your Summer Reading List

I’m sharing six of the best books to put on your summer reading list.  You have your manicure and pedicure and your dreaded swim suit; now you just need to know the best books to read this summer.  Whether you’re going to the ocean this summer or to a cabin in the mountains, hopefully these six summer reads will set you up.  

In the video above, I’ve time stamped each summary if that will help you.

The best book on this summer reading list is The Devil in the Junior League is about exactly what the title says. – When you go on your first summer vacation, take this book.  Quick wit, fun, new phase of life stage for a character with two middle names who realizes her whole pearls in the kitchen life is utterly fake as are several uppity members of her local Junior League.  I could not put this book down.  You think you’re going to roll your eyes. It’s not your typical girlfriend book; it’s more of a humanizing of the women in this elite club when an odd ball tries to be accepted into the club.  And the friendships that grow are fun, cool and lighthearted.

Number two on this summer reading list is The Lake House – Kate Morton – spins family secrets into characters seeking forgiveness of their own failures suspenseful page turners characters

Set in Cornwall, England bouncing between the 1930s and early 2000s. Genius vocabulary elevating ur IQ as u read.  This book is a love story, a mystery, mixed with a whole other plot going on present day while you learn about the crime in the 1930s.  You wonder what you would have done back then if you were part of this wealthy family.

There are so many twists and surprises that make it a quick summer read.  The Lake House has a reading group guide.  Have any of you had a book club in the summer?  I guess you would read it during the summer and then lead the book club in the fall.

#3 on this summer reading list is The Fix – David Baldacci about a guy named Amos Decker who gained the sometimes inconvenient gift of not being able to forget…anything.

A guy shoots another person in front of the FBI building and then shoots himself.  But Amos cannot find out how they could’ve known each other to even begin to solve the crime that he witnessed.  Come to find out, it’s a matter of national security that he figure it out.  Grabs u early as it’s a thriller.  Based on the first 2 books in the series about Amos Decker.  But you don’t have to have read the first two.  But they’re really good as well.  Another quick summer read.

Number Four is by one of the best authors, Lee Child, called Night School.

He always rats someone out who’s been needing a good ratting out for a long time.  Sarcastic, what-you-see-is-what-you-get Jack Reacher brilliantly solves the crime and uncovers truth in a way that no other character can.  He supposedly has to take a class at night but figures out there’s a catch almost immediately.  I like to read these books on the airplane or in the airport; I feel like everyone around me is a spy for some other country; I’m very suspect of each passenger.  The answer to solve the crime is just in front of them through the whole book. 

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – Taking you by storm in the first chapter, we learn a secret that baffles your decision-making skills as a wife, stretching the reader to weigh her woman’s intuition and pointing fingers ability as a woman, mother, wife, or friend.  Can something so bad bring them closer?  It is fun but suspenseful because you know she doesn’t want anyone knowing the secret.  It really makes you think what you would do if you found out this secret. 

Big Little Lies – With a bit too much language imo this book catches your attention to know more about each character.  She builds what you think you want to know about each character slowly and methodically.  If you have had a child go through pre-k and elementary school, you will know exactly who some of these characters are.  We meet some stereotypical upper middle class and wealthy women wearing masks to hide their hurts.  Aaaaannnndd when they all become friends, only SOME of the masks come off.  You will love these ladies and feel so sorry for them at the same time.  Great book!

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Ann Taylor Loft Haul for Summer

Ann Taylor Loft is having a great sale right now.  This summer they are having major sales on some really cute staples for your work wardrobe.

See the Yays and the Nays in the video above!

Have you gone? Discount code is at the bottom.

Bought this cute red and white daisy dress.  LOVE it! ann-taylor-loft-haul-summer-amaryllis-tassel-dress ann-taylor-loft-amaryllis-tassel-dress

This striped dress is sold out online, but there were a few in my store.  It’ll be my new fave dress for looking dressy and super casual.

Love it!

This tank will go on sale soon I’m sure.  It was $8 and look at the embellished neckline on this newly designed Loft tank for this summer!  loft-ann-taylor-haul-tank-embellished

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Not see-through and dainty arm holes and neckline are why I snagged this cap-sleeved tee.

And this bow tie on the back?  It is a royal blue that hangs just right!  If you’re hippy you would love this striped shell tank and the blue swing dressann-taylor-loft-bow-tie-shell

And this rope necklace is on major sale under $8! loft-haul-summer-coral

Y’all there are so many more things so check out the LauriePOP Ideas That POP YouTube Video above.

Here’s your discount code right below:
Extra 60% Off All Sale Styles. Offer valid 7/3 at 12am EST – 7/4 at 11:59pm EST